The European Court of Justice has said that the 0.1% threshold for notifying Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) in articles applies to “each of the articles incorporated as a component of a complex product” rather than the entire article.

The court’s (The European Court of Justice) decision contradicts the view adopted by the European Commission and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) guidance on requirements for substances in articles, and backs that taken by five EU Member States and Norway.

This ruling will impact suppliers of “complex” articles such as equipment, tools, modules and development boards etc.

While the ruling is described as “preliminary” when the final rule is published it will take effect immediately




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